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A few thoughts

Focusing on Marriott (Bonvoy) properties (if you deviate from that plan, I can offer some other suggestions):

The Marriott in Breck is more of a condo place than hotel. Nice location on Maggie Pond, close to downtown, but I don't think you get the hotel vibe. There's a Residence Inn almost across the street that was built in the last 10 years IIRC, so I would assume pretty nice. Both would probably require you to eat out and/or grocery shop and cook in, which might be fine at the moment.

I believe the Vail Marriott is the only Vail property in Vail. It's on the Lionshead end of town; a little less lively but plenty walkable to Vail Village.

There are also a few options just west of Vail. The Westin in Avon is very nice and conveniently located to lots of stuff. Up the hill is the Beaver Creek Lodge, which is an Autograph Collection property and right in the heart of Beaver Creek proper. Also nearby is the Ritz in Bachelor Gulch, which is a great ski location but I would think a little isolated for summer.

I'm not as familiar with the Aspen properties but I can think of three: the Westin in Snowmass (great location for Snowmass, but Snowmass is more purpose-built ski town than real town like Aspen); the W in Aspen; and if you really want to splurge, the St. Regis. The W and St. Regis are in amazing locations, but I would imagine both would cost you a zillion points.

One other option for you: I think there are a couple of downmarket Marriott properties in Durango. If you're less concerned with how fancy the hotel is, I'm sure you'd get more bang for your points, and Durango is a really cool town.

Happy to offer more thoughts, particularly if you end up in Breck, Vail or Avon/BC.

(In response to this post by GtownHoo)

Posted: 06/30/2020 at 2:06PM


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  A few thoughts -- North Main Hokie 06/30/2020 2:06PM
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  Thanks, sounds lovely, -- GtownHoo 06/30/2020 10:55AM
  My humble opinion is to save your points -- Zhoo 06/30/2020 12:38PM
  Aspen has St Regis, Westin at Snowmass, and now a W -- eric cartman 06/30/2020 11:17AM
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